WHOEVER: choosy and not so choosy
I heard in my spirit the phrase, "I am choosy and not so choosy". Ok ,now i'm interested, what do you mean by this pastor Kerryn? I am glad you asked.
NOT SO CHOOSY: We find throughout the scriptures Whoever appears everywhere. Jesus is not choosy in Matthew 10:32 "Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven". The most often quoted verse in the Bible, John 3:16 "For God so loved the the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that WHOEVER believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life". In the book of Mark 3:31-33 Jesus mother and brothers were asking for him, to which He responded, " WHOEVER does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother"
Mark 11:23 "Whoever says to this mountain"...Matthew 18:4 "Whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven" Acts 2:21 "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" .Luke 6:47 "Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like..." Hands up, are you a whoever? well then Jesus is talking to you today. Here in these scriptures, Jesus includes and is not choosy by inviting whoever to join in on the benefits of His inclusions.
VERY CHOOSY: on the other side, Jesus invites whoever to understand the very choosy and exclusive boundaries of His Kingdom. Mark 8:35 "WHOEVER desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's sake will save it". Mark 8:38 Whoever is ashamed of Me and My Words in this ........of him the Son of Man will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels". Acts 10:35 "But in every nation, Whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him". 1Cor 11:27 "Whoever eats this bread of drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord". James 4:4" Whoever therefore wants to be a friend to the world makes himself an enemy of GOD."
THE WAY IS NARROW: MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN. Matthew 7:13, Matthew 22:14-16.